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To win me from his tender arms
Unnumber'd suitors came, Their chief pretence my flatter'd charms,
My wealth perhaps their aim.
Each hour the mercenary crowd
With glitt'ring proffers ftrove; Among the rest young Edwin bow'd,
Who offer'd only love.
In humble simplest habit clad,
No wealth nor power had he; Wisdom and worth were all he had,
But these were all to me.
Whene'er he spoke amidst the train,
heart attend ! And fill delighted e'en to pain,
How figh for such a friend !
In sleep's refreshing arms,
And lent him fancied charms !
Yet still and hapless be the hour,
I spurn'd him from my side,
Repaid his love with pride.
Till, quite dejected with my scorn,
He left me to deplore,
And ne'er was heard of more.
Then since he serish'd by my fault,
This pilgrimage I pay,
And stretch me where he lay.
And there in Melt'ring thicket hid,
l'll linger till I die;. 'Twas thus for me my lover did,
And so for him will I.
Thou shalt not thus, the hermit cried,
And clasp'd her to his brealt:
'Twas Eiwin's fulf that preft.
For now no longer could he hide
What first to hide he itrove ;
and Huth with honeit love.
Turn, Angelina, ever dear,
My charmer, turn to see
Reito;'d to love and chce.
Thus let me hold thee to my heart,
And every care refign,
My thou, my all that's mine.
No, never from this hour to part,
Our love shall still be new,
Shall break thy Edwin's too.
Here amidst streams and bow'rs we'll rove,
From lawn to woodland ftray, Bleft as the songsters of the grove,
And innocent as they.
To all that want, and all that wail,
Our pity Thall be given,
We'll love it o'er in heav'n,
FABLES. By Mr. Moore,
The NIGHTINGALE and GLOW-WORM.
HE prudent nymph, whose cheeks disclose
The lilly, and the blushing rose,
One night a glow-worm, proud and vain,
And kings on earth their gems admire,
She spoke. Attentive on a spray,
Deluded fool, with pride elate,
HYM E N and DeÁT H.
Ixteen, dy'e say? nay then 'tis time,
Another year destroys your prime.
'The shades were fled, the morning blush'd, The winds were in their caverns hush'd